Finishing up, getting ready to move on

It’s Friday afternoon and I have ticked off everything I wanted to do this week, everything I wanted to prepare before the trip to the US. I am trying to get away from celebrating busy-ness and quantity of work, but I am actually feeling very proud of myself. I even managed to do some extra things that will simplify my life later, and some small but exciting news I’ll share with you another time.

I’m also proud of myself that I listened when my body told me to rest on Wednesday afternoon. I respected the signs and took the rest of the day off, trusting my ability to rearrange and reschedule what needed to be done. And I did manage in the end.

Tomorrow morning, Aurélien and I travel to the US for our road trip. Words can’t describe how excited I am, and how much my body is looking forward to hiking again, to move and breathe fresh mountain air. I’ll bring my journal, my 100 day project notebook and a sketch book so I can continue to draw and document my days. I’ll of course share as much as I can with you on Instagram.

Till next time, I hope you are kind to yourself and remember to rest when your body is telling you to ♥︎

Here is one last picture from yesterday, one last batch of drawings ready for scanning and editing.

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New Freebie – wallpapers for your desktop and phone

I grow tired very quickly of using the same wallpaper on my devices. So what I usually do is that I make och download a few that I set to rotate automatically within regular intervalls.

The current batch of wallpapers I use is a series that I made made myself, and I thought you might enjoy the kind words and pale colours too.

There is one set for your phone and one for your desktop. Just click here to download them. And let me know what you think ♥︎

Sketchbook pages from lately

This year has been such a rollercoaster journey for me creatively. I have explored different styles, colours, expressions and techniques in search of my voice. And so many times I have become lost, focusing too hard on what (I think) other people want. On what the cool kids on instagram are doing. What is in. It has been frustrating at times, but I have allowed myself to be all over the place, to trust the process and in my ability to recognise my voice when I hear it.

I feel lately I start to recognise myself again, as I have revisited themes and styles from my early 20’s. I like it here. I feel honest and aligned. Like my inner and outer self speak the same language again.

I wanted to share with you a few pictures from my sketchbook and a few finished pieces that I have put up over my desk. I hope you will like them.

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Here is a flower for you

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Darling, I see you

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a new way of journaling

We are moving apartments. And it’s not just that. Everything feels a bit up in the air right now and it’s freaking me out. But I have a strong feeling in my gut telling me to sit tight, to not make any big decisions. This is a storm I have to wait out. And this is difficult for someone like me. I am a doer. I work through things. I don’t wait around. But there is possible a lesson here about grace. So I’m bowing my head down and get on with things, trusting.

This morning I sat down with my coffee to journal as I always do to start my day. Then I realised I had left my notebook at the new apartment. I was frustrated for one second and then decided to stop, as it would not help. Instead, I grabbed scrap paper and started jotting down whatever came up. When I collected the pieces, an emotional journey emerged.

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Alla Hjärtans Dag-kort

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En vecka till Alla Hjärtans Dag. Jag tror jag kan vara lite utav en Grinch när det kommer till högtider och helger. Eller snarare, jag bryr mig inte så mycket och vill helst att allt ska vara samma varje dag (dvs tryggt och förutsägbart). Och så har jag självklart har jag alltid varit aktivt emot Alla Hjärtans Dag pga så himla unik och hatar fluff-fluff och krims-krams. Jättemysigt personlighetsdrag! Men i år har jag bestämt mig för att göra något annorlunda, testa något nytt och se vad som händer. Så jag har gjort dessa vykortstora, utskriftsvänliga kort som du kan ladda ner gratis HÄR.

Du kan ge dem till vem som helst som betyder mycket för dig – en syster, fosterpappa, partner, far-eller-morförälder, granne. Vore jättekul att få höra vem du vill ge kort till 🙂

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One week to Valentine’s Day. I think I can be a bit of a Grinch when it comes to big celebrations and holidays. Or rather, I don’t really care that much and prefer everyday to be the same (i.e safe and predictable). And because I’m so unique and special I’ve had a thing against Valentines too. I hate the fluff-fluff about it. A very lovely trait! But this year I thought I’d change things up a bit, to see what happens. So, I made these post-card sized, printable cards that you can download for free HERE.

You can give them to anyone who means a lot to you – a sister, foster dad, partner, grandparent, neighbour. I’d love to hear who you want to give a card to 🙂